Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Brookline, MA United States of America
After a six month planning process, Brookline submitted its application to join the network in the fall of 2012. A major action agenda is dissemination of information about Brookline’s strong existing age-friendly features. The initiative is developing more specific initiatives in the following areas: health and human services, housing, library, public safety, parks, recreation, property tax relief for seniors, transportation, and participation. The initiative is a collaboration among the Town of Brookline, the Brookline Council on Aging, and BrooklineCAN, a membership organization that serves older residents. The initiative is coordinated by a committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen. More than ten Town departments and boards and commissions are involved.
In 2013, the initiative had significant accomplishments in housing, transportation, low-vision access, parks, and dissemination of health information. In 2014, the initiative has continued with the development of interventions involving housing, transportation, health, parks, recreation, public safety, and financial security. The initiative continues to emphasize dissemination of information.